This past week, I have finally used up my first tube of NARS' Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base primer. I have had my first tube for at least 2 months now...Believe me when I say that I have scraped the very bottom of the tube (with a nail cuticle stick).
I was very skeptical of trying new eye primers that claim all sorts of things: smudge-proof, waterproof, will not budge, will not crease, etc. However, when I read reviews of this on Sephora and watched rave reviews of it on YouTube, I decided to take the bullet and purchase it. I was also very hesitant to try this because of its hefty price tag (it retails for $24). The very first time I used the eye primer, it happened to be a very particularly hot day where I live. On top of that, I decided to take a long walk during my lunch break at work. I have to say that it was so hot and I felt like my face was boiling and I thought that the primer mostly likely have washed off my lids already. I go to the bathroom and take a look at my eyes and to my surprise, my eyeshadow was intact and matte looking just as I had applied it earlier that morning. Since then I am sold!!!! It's very rare that I find a product that I really like and one that works as well.
I absolutely love this primer. I even just use it on its own without any shadow. It keeps my lids matte and most importantly, it really does keep your shadow in place. It does not smudge or rub off even when it's super hot. It applies smooth- and even if the color is white, it dries clear on the lid. Just apply 2 small dots with the sponge applicator, one over the lid and on the crease. Light application is key.
I must also add that I'm very picky with primers in general (eye or face) because I have very oily skin (lid included) and not every product lives up to what it claims. I am very happy with this purchase that I have gotten myself a second tube. If you haven't tried NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base, I highly recommend it.
I purchased mine at Sephora but you can also find NARS products are the following locations:
Or wherever NARS products are sold.
Hope you enjoy this review!